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Founders' Hall

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Address: 6 Prince Street | Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4P5, Canada
Phone Number: 902-368-1864
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Description: Visitors to this heritage attraction are transported back to 1864 to...
Visitors to this heritage attraction are transported back to 1864 to relive Canada's history through state-of-the-art displays and multimedia presentations.
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Excellent Exhibit

When visiting the tourist information center in downtown Charlottetown, make sure you take in the "The Birthplace of Conferderation". It was an excellent informative tour. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2014
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

When visiting the tourist information center in downtown Charlottetown, make sure you take in the "The Birthplace of Conferderation". It was an excellent informative tour. The holovisuals added to the experience. A must see!

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Felton, California
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228 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Some nice exhibits. Also the Charlottetown Visitors Center. Friendly folks with good info. Nice gift shop. Free parking on Sunday across the street.

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58 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The main touist information centre on the island - with some interesting exhibits providing an insight in Prince Edward Island's past & present

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Coquitlam, Canada
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76 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Although Charlottetown doesn't have a long boardwalk like Halifax, the Peake's Quay boardwalk at the waterfront just a short five-minute walk from Founders' Hall is a place, along with the Province House up Great George St., without which your visit to Charlottetown won't be complete! :) Also highly recommended while you're at Peake's Quay is the Cows ice cream there... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Nice spot to start your visit in Charlottetown. Restrooms available, restaurant services, visitor and tour information available.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Very close, walking distance from cruise terminal. Well worth a visit to understand a lot of the history of this lovely town and beautiful Prince Edward Island.

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Matthews
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We were told to go to Dave's for a lobster roll, and we did so after church on Sunday. Huge, packed with lobster! Great advice.

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Fairview, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A nice attempt to spoon feed the masses the history of founding of Canada. I found the audio had problems technically. Also a bit hooky they way they do the presentation, in my opinion. Felt it was dumbed down . Somewhat insulting.

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Mississauga, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Should have done this tour 1st as it gave a lot more back ground to the area & the history of our country. The only frustration it took a while to purchase tickets as the attendants were tied up.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Well done exhibit. It was interesting to go through with the "reporters" to learn about the history of the Confederation. The headset (mine was in English) worked well and you could repeat the audio if needed. I would have liked to have seen more books on Canadian history in the gift shop. Most items were related to Ann of Green... More 

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